Edward "Ned" Tilley, just 16 yr old- was sentenced to 5 years in prison on December 25, 1869, for felonious assault. He is described as: Height: 5ft 5/2 in,
Length of foot: 9 inches ( Strange they noted it?)
Complexion : Dark Copper (Never seen this before!LOL!)
Marks and Scars: Two small scars on left side of forehead, scar on forehead, small scar on right arm, scar on right knee, scar over left (?), scar on front of left thigh.
He was pardoned by Gov. Brown on September 25, 1871 and released December 25, 1871 after serving 2yrs of the 5yr sentence.
I'm thinking perhaps he wasn't so bad after all if they let him out early...
Ned Tilley was not so lucky... It says he " Died in Hospital April 15, 1881" at only about 27 years of age...
This seems like it should have been enough. I found out what he went to jail for, when and where he died. What he may have looked like...but I still didn't feel like I knew enough about the case. Perhaps because the last name of the victim - Mcgee- may have been related to me on the same line, perhaps even an in-law of Ned Tilley as in the 1876 Census, a Peter Mcgee is living with Ned's niece's future husband's Family, and Bryants are always listed close by.
That deep curiosity that a new genealogical find causes wouldn't leave me alone!! So I followed it...
To be Continued......:)